TAMIU Graduate Student Earns National Grant
Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) graduate student Aisha Christa Atkinson has been awarded the 2019-20 Career Development Grant by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Atkinson, who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, was one of several recipients throughout the U.S. to have received this grant.
“The AAUW has bestowed upon me an investment into not only my career, but the futures of my son and the thousands of young women and men I will have the privilege of educating in the decades to come,” said Atkinson.
Now in her seventh-year of teaching, Atkinson hopes to become a campus administrator. She hopes to advocate for students through college readiness among English language learners and supporting at-risk students.
She believes choosing TAMIU was the right decision that afforded her the possibility of obtaining her online degree at her own pace, while instilling the skills needed to be a successful educator.
“I chose to attend Texas A&M International University because of its reputation of academic excellence, as well as the opportunity to earn my Master’s degree in Educational Administration at an accelerated pace,” Atkinson explained.
“At present, my career goal is to become an assistant principal who exhibits the tenets of servant leadership,” she reiterated, “Between the intense rigor of this program and the high expectations of my professors, I wholeheartedly believe that TAMIU will adequately prepare me for my future role.”
AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education. During the past 130 years, the AAUW has provided more than $115 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 women from more than 145 countries.
Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, the AAUW awarded $4 million through seven fellowships and grants programs to 259 scholars, research projects, and programs that promote education and equity for women and girls.
The AAUW Career Development Grant assists women who are changing or advancing their careers, as well as assisting those interested in re-entering the workforce.
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